The best way to lower body fat percentage is by losing fat without losing muscle. Gaining lean muscle mass will also be a beneficial outcome when reducing your body fat level, but it should not be the primary focus for achieving a lower body fat percentage.
Your body fat percentage is the amount of fat your body has compared to everything else in your body. Everything in your body except fat is known as your lean body mass.
The Best Way To Lower Body Fat Percentage
Many people focus on weight loss when trying to lose fat, but this is a mistake. If you are following a program to lose weight, the weight loss could consist of fat, muscle or water. But all you need to get rid of to reduce your body fat percentage is fat only, not your lean body mass.
You may know that muscle is a very valuable component of your lean body mass. Muscle is important for health, fitness and good looks. Yet, it’s very hard to gain significant amounts of muscle on your body naturally. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure maximum muscle preservation when losing fat even if you never trained to build muscle before.
Losing Fat Without Losing Muscle
Fortunately, it’s possible to control the conditions that can lead to muscle loss when dieting and training to lose fat. Maintaining muscle mass requires the inclusion of the right nutrition and training elements in your program to get lean. The most important factors that affects losing fat without losing muscle is calorie control, proper balance of macronutrients and lifting heavy weights.
If you have the right program you could gain some muscle while getting lean to lower your body fat percentage. This will be very beneficial especially if your goal is to also increase your body’s level of muscularity.
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